Author Alex J Coyne

Alex J Coyne is an author, freelance journalist and language practitioner. He has written for international publications and blogs, been featured on radio and appeared in NB Publishers’ Skrik op die Lyf, an Afrikaans horror collection. Visit his website and get in touch at

Alex J Coyne's Contributions:

Ten Ways Self-Editing Can Make Your Manuscript Better

  •   Jun 23, 2016   •  

Editing your own work, whether it's headed off to another editor or about to see the light as a s...     more »

Five Ways Fiction Needs Fact

  •   Jul 26, 2016   •  

Fiction, by nature, is all about making things up. But even fiction has to abide by some facts. W...     more »

Six Tips for Surviving a Book Signing

  •   Aug 12, 2016   •  

It’s been almost a year since the release of Skrik op die Lyf, an Afrikaans horror antho...     more »

Effective Writing Routines and How to Get One

  •   Sep 21, 2016   •  

“How the f*ck do you write so many books so fast?”That was George R.R. Martin’s burning qu...     more »

7 Things You Should Know About a Writer's Health

  •   Nov 15, 2016   •  

Let's talk about your health. Every occupation has its hazards, and for writers, the list can be...     more »

Breathing Life into Your Characters

  •   Nov 29, 2016   •  

Good characters are real. They’re made from flesh, blood, and ink. They've got families...     more »

Making Ends Meet: How to Write a Good Ending to a Story

  •   Dec 21, 2016   •  

If there’s anything writers struggle with even more than beginnings, it is endings. Imagine you’v...     more »

How to Breathe New Life into Old Fiction

  •   Jan 17, 2017   •  

Every writer has them: stories you wrote and then forgot about, stories you could never quite get...     more »